RN to MSN Bridge Program
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Registered Nurses who have obtained a baccalaureate in a discipline other than nursing are eligible to apply to the RN to MSN Bridge Program. Students are eligible to begin graduate level course work once all Baccalaureate Nursing competency requirements are completed with a QPA of > 3.0.
Below is the list of initial admission requirements:
- Completion of the online "Application to the RN to MSN Bridge Program" (no charge)
- Submission of official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
- Grade Point Average (GPA > 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale) from pre-licensure nursing program
- Active RN licensure in Pennsylvania or eligibility for licensure by endorsement
- Two (2) professional references, one from a nursing supervisor
Once accepted to the MSN program, an RN with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree will need to demonstrate Baccalaureate Nursing Competency as determined by program faculty. The student will be eligible to begin graduate level course work once all competency requirements are completed with a QPA of > 3.0.
Baccalaureate Nursing Competency:
The following table displays the basic courses that would otherwise fulfill baccalaureate competency for RNs who receive their baccalaureate degrees in the discipline of nursing. Suggestions are provided for an alternative demonstration of competency of RNs who receive their baccalaureate degrees in other areas of study.
|Competency||Approaches to Demonstrating Competency|
|BIOL 205: Pathophysiology||
|BIOL 206: Microbiology for the Health Science||
|PSYC 207: Lifespan Developmental Psychology||
CHEM 108: Chemistry
|MATH 107: Statistics||
The following table displays nursing courses that fulfill baccalaureate competency for RNs who receive their baccalaureate degrees with a nursing major. Suggestions are provided for alternative approaches for demonstration of nursing competency by RNs who receive their baccalaureate degrees in disciplines other than nursing.
|Nursing Competency||Approaches to Demonstrating Competency|
|NURS 324: Cornerstone of Professional Nursing||
|NURS 331: Holistic Assessment||
|NURS 332: Embracing the Dynamic and Challenged Community||
|NURS 333: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||
|NURS 334: Professional Nurse as Emerging Leader||
Additional information can be found here:
Lori Hoffman, PhD, RN
Master of Science in Nursing Program Director
Ph: 610-625-7769 | Email: email@example.com
For more information about the RN to MSN Bridge program, to speak with an advisor, or to make an appointment, call us at 610-861-1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Caroline Febbo, Student Experience Mentor, at 610-625-7131 or email@example.com.